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Icon of the event You May Be a Target, But Don't Be a Victim
Wed May 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Take a proactive approach to safety by learning about preventative measures and practices. Toronto Police will discuss "Personal Safety - Wherever You Are"; Toronto Fire Services looks at "What's Keeping You Safe in Your Bui...

Icon of the event A Healthy Aging Brain: Contributing Life Style Factors
Mon Aug 11, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Emily Nalder, Rotman Research Institute, describes functional changes linked to aging and how aspects of our lifestyle, such as diet, sleep and exercise habits contribute to brain health. Dr. Nalder is an occupational th...

Icon of the event Stay on Your Feet:  Prevent a Fall
Wed May 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North York Central Library

Are you an older adult or caring for one? Each year many seniors are injured when they fall. Falls can result in physical, social and emotional trauma as well as a loss of independence. The good news is that there are steps y...

Icon of the event The Fruit Hunters
Wed Jul 30, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

The Fruit Hunters is a documentary which examines culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits...

Icon of the event Dental Health Workshop for Seniors
Tue Jun 24, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Albert Campbell

Toronto Public Health will present information on the importance of oral health, dental disease, prevention and access to free dental care in this workshop. For more information and to register, visit in person or call 416-39...

Icon of the event Nutrition and Brain Health
Thu Jun 12, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Join Dr. Carol Greenwood to learn the latest on the connection between nutrition and brain health. Dr. Greenwood, who is affiliated with University of Toronto's Department of Nutritional Sciences and Baycrest Centre for Geri...

Icon of the event Sexuality and Sexual Expression in Long-Term Care Homes
Fri May 02, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

For years, societal stereotypes of an asexual older age have prevailed. Despite an aging baby boomer population, the attitude of seniors regarding the role and importance of sex in their own lives was relatively neglected. ...

Icon of the event Yoga & Meditation
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Albert Campbell

A yoga instructor will teach basic methods of meditation and tension - relieving stretches.Participants should wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel....


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Apr 26
Sat May 17
Sat Jun 21
Icon of the event What is Alzheimer's?
Tue Jun 03, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Albert Campbell

A representative from the Alzheimer's Society will present a 2 hour informational session on Alzheimer's and other dementias, what we can do about it, risk factors, treatment and research....

Icon of the event To Drive or Not to Drive: That is the Question
Fri May 30, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

This presentation addresses the myths and truths about older drivers including the impact of aging and medical conditions on driving. Tips for older drivers and their family members, as well as the doctor's role in decisions ...

Pedometer Lending Program
Pedometer Lending Program

Count your steps using a pedometer borrowed from the library. Get some motivation and get active.